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Letter: Vic Gilliam no longer votes like a Republican
SAL 5:27 p.m. PDT April 23, 2014
The Oregon primary election process is the time and place where partisan voters can sweep from public office incumbents they deem no longer represent them.
Case in point: Vic Gilliam, the current Republican state representative for House District 18.
Historically, the Marion County Republican Party in 2011 and more recently the Oregon Republican Party in 2013 have opposed driver licenses for those who can’t prove legal presence in the country.
During the 2013 legislative session, Rep. Gilliam was a sponsor of SB 833, legislation that was passed and signed into law that would grant driver cards to persons illegally in the country.
A reminder: More than 71,000 Oregon voters signed a Referendum 301 signature sheet that now puts the SB 833 driver card legislation before voters in November 2014.
During the 2014 legislative session, Rep. Gilliam was a sponsor of House Bill 4054, legislation that would have rewritten the ballot title of Referendum 301 in an attempt to obscure the consequences of the legislation from voters.
Republicans in HD 18 have a better choice to represent them in the state’s capital. His name is David Darnell. His campaign promise is, “I will vote like a Republican should.”
David Olen Cross